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Tennis team drops two

By Staff | Apr 19, 2010

Alex Cleppe smashes a return.

The Buccaneer boys tennis team suffered their second loss of the season when they lost a close match against Austin last Tuesday night.

BEA lost a close one 4-3 on their home court.

The Bucs three wins came from three of their four singles players.

Aaron Wilhelmi, at No. 2 singles, downed Austin’s Pat Wagner 6-1, 6-2. His brother, Wade Wilhelmi, won at No. 3 singles by an almost identical score, defeating Andrew Heichley 6-2, 6-1.

Colan Surratt rounded out the Bucs scoring with a hard-fought 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 win at No. 4 singles over Bob Sherman.

Riley Holmseth lost his No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-3, to Josh Detwiler.

The Bucs doubles team struggled against the Austin lineup.

At No. 1 doubles, Alex Cleppe and Hans Kittleson fell to Bob Astrup and Jacob Brehmer, 6-2, 6-0.

Hunter Myers and Eric Purvis teamed up at No. 2 doubles and lost to Peter Lindahl and Matt Zastoupil by scores of 6-0, 6-1.

The No. 3 doubles team of Daniel Eckhardt and Brett Duit lost by the same score, 6-0, 6-1, to Ryan Rasell and Joe Urlick.

The loss dropped the Bucs season record to 1-2.

This week the BEA netters travel to Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday to take on Holy Family. On Saturday they will travel to Mankato West.

A match which had been set for last Monday was postponed to a later date due to weather.

Owatonna 7, BEA 0

The Bucs got blanked in their second match of the season, facing a strong Owatonna team on Friday, April 9.

The Bucs lost 7-0.

Riley Holmseth lost 6-0, 6-0 to Eric Zishka at No. 1 singles. Aaron Wilhelmi had one of the closest matches of the day, falling 6-2, 6-4 to Daniel Borgertpoepping at No. 2 singles.

At No. 3 singles, Colan Surratt lost 6-1, 6-2 to Joe Dingmann, while Eric Purvis lost 6-0, 6-3 to Alex Appel at No. 4 singles.

Wade Wilhelmi teamed up with Hans Kittleson at No. 1 doubles and the two Bucs lost 6-4, 6-0 to Ty Haley and Ryan Wachowiaic.

At No. 2 doubles, Alex Cleppe and Hunter Myers lost to Igor Wicherek and Matt VanOmmeren, 6-1, 6-2. And at No. 3 doubles, Daniel Eckhardt and Brett Duit fell to Gavin Glynn and Sean Grubish, 6-2, 6-0.